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The New York Yankees are prepared to battle against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. The action will get underway at 1:05 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to YES Network.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Odds

New York (-230) is hosting this one as the favorite over Toronto (+210) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). The game’s current runline odds stand at -105 for picking the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and -115 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Yankees are 77-46 straight up (SU) and 61-61 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle much for gamblers, losing 2.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.2 units (ATS). New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Blue Jays have gone 55-68 SU this year and are 51-71 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 9.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 30.1 units ATS. Toronto has failed to cover the spread in each of its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

New York games have a 53-62-7 over/under record in 2018. The Blue Jays have been a decent over bet with a total record of 62-52-8.

Ryan Borucki will get the start for Toronto. The southpaw Borucki is 2-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 33 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of lefty J.A. Happ (13-6, 3.86 ERA), who has 145 strikeouts and 41 walks, as well as a 1.11 WHIP. Happ has yet to face the Blue Jays this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

New York’s pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 4.09 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.19, a WHIP of 1.17 and a K/9 of 11.5. In 55 divisional games, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.31 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.38.

The New York hitters have put up 5.2 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .242/.328/.478 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar. Stanton is slashing .285/.351/.544 with 32 home runs, 79 RBIs and 81 runs scored, while Andujar is hitting .300 with 20 homers, 63 RBIs and 62 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.99 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 7.75 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.53, along with a K-per-9 of 9.23.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .243/.316/.422 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

First baseman Justin Smoak and third baseman Yangervis Solarte continue to lead Toronto’s hitters. Smoak is slashing .257/.363/.465 with 18 home runs, 60 RBIs and 53 runs scored, while Solarte (.233/.287/.397) has produced 17 homers, 53 RBIs and 50 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 14.1 units and are 18-25 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 20 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 9.7 units and are 16-19 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 14 of those games, compared to 17 that went under the total.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of Toronto’s last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 20 over their last 10.
  • New York has averaged 22.3 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 20.0 over its last five.